Farm Table says:
Perils of Ripping on Sandy Soils- What Can Be Learnt From Hindsight?
The take home messages from this GRDC funded research are below. Please access the full paper via the link below for methodology, references, acknowledgements and discussion.
- Know what problem you are trying to solve with ripping.
- Year 1 benefits averaged 0.6t/ha but predicting the longevity of the ripping effect is not easy.
- Managing the seedbed on ripped soils requires special attention.